Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Releases Modai Girl Video

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Modai Girl

A “short” version (hey – it’s nearly 3 minutes in length! That’s longer than most punk songs) of Mondai Girl has been released on the Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s official YouTube channel today. The track is taken from her upcoming triple A single due for release on 18 March. The single’s other two A-side tracks have already been revealed; My Room, used in a commercial for a room rental app (click here to see it); and KISEKAE, used in the New Nintendo 3DS adverts last year.

A longer version of Mondai Girl (“Problem Girl”) is apparently on the way, and the single will be made available here via Kyary’s iTunes page,

POLYSICS to Release Weeeeeeeeee!!! Across UK and Europe via JPU Records

Japan’s notorious boiler suited techno-new-wave hooligans POLYSICS return with Weeeeeeeeee!!!, their latest high-energy album, scheduled to shatter the eardrums of the UK and Europe from 10 June courtesy of JPU Records.

Following in the footsteps of their 15th anniversary release – which featured collaborations with a number of music legends, including the band’s personal hero, Mark Mothersbaugh of DEVO – Weeeeeeeeee!!! sees the acclaimed outfit return with a mighty 17 tracks packed with fractured punk rock, vintage video game sound effects and the refreshing and quirky charm that only POLYSICS can muster.

To celebrate the release of the album, the physical version will come bundled with three exclusive bonus tracks not available digitally or on the original Japanese version. The band has also launched their official overseas Youtube channel ahead of album’s release, which includes the full videos to Weeeeeeeeee!!!’s catchy singles ‘Everybody Say No’ and ‘Lucky Star’, as well as the famous video to classic track ‘I My Me Mine’ – the first time the video has been officially available in this region.

JPU002 - POLYSICS - Weeeeeeeeee!!!TRACKLIST
01. Sparkling Water
02. Lucky Star (Music Video)
03. Distortion
04. Steam Pack
05. Ice, Tights, Mike
06. Why
07. Quiet Smith
08. Kitchen Ban Ban
09. Lightning Express
10. Raptus
11. High Kcal
12. Everybody Say No (Music Video)
13. Round The World
14. Weeeeeeeeee!!!
15. No Control (CD bonus track)
16. Watson 2012 (CD bonus track)
17. KI.KA.I.DA! 2012 (CD bonus track)

Buy from: Amazon UK (CD) (MP3), Amazon DE (CD) (MP3), Amazon FR (CD) (MP3), Amazon ES (MP3)
Buy direct from JPU Records.

POLYSICS burst into the British psyche when cult TV series Adam and Joe Go Tokyo introduced their music ten years ago. From there the group went on to inspire a generation, becoming one of the most established Japanese acts in the UK and even influencing the likes of a young Ricky Wilson, who would later invite POLYSICS to tour with his band, The Kaiser Chiefs.

To date, POLYICS have played a total of 99 shows in the United Kingdom – including main stage at the O2 Wireless Festival in Hyde Park. In their homeland of Japan they’ve played every major rock festival and recently conducted a headline show at the legendary Nippon Budokan (14,000 capacity). The group was also one of the very last bands to record a session for John Peel.

Hayashi (Hiro) – Guitar, vocals, synthesizer, programmer
Fumi – Bass, synthesizer, vocals
Yano – Drums, vocals

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lynch. at LIGHTENING Speed

It has been a mere four months since the release of their album, INFERIORITY COMPLEX, but lynch. are back already with more new material. Featuring two new tracks, LIGHTENING is a fast paced and exciting new single from a band who are masters of metalcore. Part of the Nagoya niche of Visual Kei, lynch. focus their attention on making good metal rather than good looks.

The lead track showcases all of the glorious vocals that make this band truly special. I’ve heard too many hard metal bands who have fantastic music and are so keen to show it off, they seem to fade their vocalists into accompaniment status. None of this rubbish will be found with lynch., however. The vocals are strong and smooth with well timed break downs into glorious screaming.

The B-side track, THE MORNING GLOW, is calmer – but only slightly. This band possess the ability to retain a whirlwind rhythm throughout even their most toned down tracks, so it’s unsurprising that their B-side is only a fraction less full on than the single itself.

Bass line and drumming for both tracks is pleasingly complex and make this single a great listen for anyone who appreciates a rocket powered rhythm. I like to think of lynch. as a glamorous alternative to power metal, and with this single they have deepened my affection. Blast beat drumming combined with strangely calming vocals to create a very listenable mix for any metal fan.

You can watch the music video for LIGHTENING below. This single will be available digitally in Europe for download and stream.

I would recommend lynch. to fans of System of a Down, the GazettE or DEATHGAZE.

Artist: lynch.

1. LIGHTENING (3:23)

Release Date: 24/10/2012

Available From: Amazon MP3 (UK), Amazon MP3 (Germany)

MOLICE Offer Free Track Via Diverse Japan

Upcoming rock band MOLICE are offering a free remix of their single ‘Please, Please, PRIS’ with our buddies Diverse Japan. To claim your digital download, simply like Diverse Japan on Facebook and then drop them a comment – they’ll then be in touch with the first 100 people with the link. The track original version of the track appears on the female-fronted unit’s 2012 album Neugravity, while the version up for grabs is a remix by their American label’s founder, and member of Goo Goo Dolls, Robby Takac.

Regular Japanese rock gig-goers in the UK may have caught MOLICE on tour back in 2009. We hope they’ll return soon!

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s ‘Tsukema Tsukeru’ Released Digitally Today

Our current number one lady-girl addiction is Harajuku inspired fashionista turned pop-icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. When she released her debut EP Moshi Moshi Harajuku earlier this year, the barmy video to its lead single PON PON PON shot to internet fame – and has since become a song requested at every one our Japan Underground club nights ever since.

Now the queen of kooky weirdness returns with her brand new single ‘Tsukema Tsukeru’ getting a simultaneous digital release today across 35 countries, including the UK.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s single ‘Tsukema Tsukeru’ is available now for 89p, and from iTunes UK and priced at 99p.

We’ll leave you with her accompanying video for the track, in all its lion-suited glory. Don’t forget, you can read Tom’s interview with her in NEO Magazine #91.

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